Meghan Markle latest LIVE – Prince Harry 'upset' Queen 'decided to punish him and pregnant Duchess for Oprah interview'

Meghan Markle latest LIVE – Prince Harry 'upset' Queen 'decided to punish him and pregnant Duchess for Oprah interview'

PRINCE Harry is "upset" that the Queen has reportedly decided to punish him for agreeing to an Oprah Winfrey interview, it is claimed.

Insiders claim there's simply 'no way back' for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in royal life after they agreed to a bombshell 90-minute special lifting the lid on Megxit, which will air on US TV next month.

In a shameless move, the couple who'd claimed they were fleeing the UK and royal duties to maintain their "privacy" have signed up for an explosive tell-all interview with America's biggest celebrity interviewer.

The hypocrisy of the move is said to be too much for the Palace to bear and the couple may now be stripped of all remaining royal patronages – including Harry's three beloved military titles.

Harry may also lose his patronages of Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football League and the London Marathon too.

The Prince is said to be devastated by the alleged developments, with the Mirror quoting a source close to Harry as saying his military work is "one of the most important things to him".

They added: "There was no choice. The reality of now being able to have their cake and eat it is finally dawning on him.

"I am sure it is painful for him. He is very upset to be in this spot, but they have made some choices.

Buckingham Palace would not comment on the couple's Oprah interview.

Follow our Harry and Meghan live blog below for the very latest news and gossip about the royal couple…

  • Katie Davis

    THOMAS MARKLE SAYS HE 'HOPES TO SEE HIS GRANDKIDS ONE DAY'

    Thomas today said he hoped to see his grandkids one day after his explosive falling out with pregnant daughter Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex this week announced they were expecting their second child together with son Archie to become a big brother.

    And after the exciting news was shared, Meghan's estranged dad Thomas Markle revealed his hopes for the new baby.

    Speaking to CBS TV’s Inside Edition, the 71-year-old said: "I wish Meghan and Harry a successful, healthy birth and I hope some day I get to see my grandchildren.

    “They’re all royal grandchildren.”

  • Katie Davis

    MEGHAN AND HARRY COULD LOSE ROYAL PATRONAGES

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could now lose their royal patronages following the announcement that they are to appear in a bombshell 90-minute special on US TV.

    It is believed the Queen will ask them give up their links with organisations passed down through the Royal Family, reports the Daily Mail.

    If asked by the Queen to relinquish such links, it would see Harry, 36, stripped of his three remaining honorary military titles.

    It could potentially even mean he would have to give up his patronages with the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football League, and the London Marathon.

    For Meghan, 39, it would mean stepping down as a patron of the National Theatre, a role she was given in 2019 after being held by the Queen for 45 years.

  • Katie Davis

    PIERS BLASTS COUPLE AS 'SHAMELESS HYPOCRITES'

    Piers Morgan has blasted "shameless, brazen hypocrites" Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after the royal couple posted their black and white pregnancy announcement photo.

    The Good Morning Britain firebrand – a high-profile critic of the the pair since they stepped down from their duties and moved to the US – said the couple "crave attention and publicity" in a blistering attack.

    He took aim at the couple in his column for the Daily Mail, hours after hitting out at the "cheesy" photo and calling it an "attempt for more media attention".

    In his article for the paper, he said: "It's quite clear that the pair of them crave attention and publicity like ravenous jackals gorging on the carcass of a freshly slain gazelle."

    And he's now accused the couple of being "beyond parody" – after it was announced they'll give Oprah an exclusive interview.

  • Katie Davis

    HOW OLD IS ARCHIE AND WHEN WAS HE BORN?

    Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on May 6, 2019 – meaning he is 21 months old.

    He was christened exactly two months after his birth.

    Archie is seventh in line to the throne and is the eighth great-grandchild to Queen Elizabeth II.

    The release of the official birth certificate revealed that the young royal was born at Portland Hospital in London at 5.26am.

  • Katie Davis

    COUPLE'S SECRET NOD TO DIANA IN ANNOUNCEMENT

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they are expecting their second child with a secret nod to Princess Diana.

    Fans of the couple on Twitter were quick to point out the meaning behind choosing Valentine's Day to announce their happy news.

    Exactly 37 years ago on February 14. Princess Diana and Prince Charles announced they were expecting their second child – Prince Harry.

    The news dominated the headlines back in 1984 when they revealed Prince William would become a big brother.

    On Sunday, in a secret nod to the peoples' princess, the Sussexes did the same.

  • Katie Davis

    MEGHAN AND HARRY EXPECTING SECOND CHILD

    Thrilled Prince Harry and Meghan delivered their baby news on Valentine's Day by saying: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.”

    The couple shared a black and white picture of themselves under a tree, with a shoeless Harry, 36, resting his hand on Meghan's head as she cradles her bump.

    The wonderful news comes just months after Meghan revealed her "unbearable grief" after suffering a miscarriage in July.

    Their spokesman added: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”

    The couple shared their baby news with this photoCredit: Misan Harriman

     

  • Katie Davis

    QUEEN 'PUTS FAITH IN HARRY'S LOYALTY' OVER INTERVIEW

    The Queen is putting her faith in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that they won't damage the Royal Family in their upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    Oprah's pal Gayle King yesterday said "nothing will be off limits" in the interview, which will reportedly be recorded this week.

    But royal sources have today said Meghan and Harry will not say anything that undermines the Queen.

    Veteran royal watcher Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, told the Express: "The Queen will put faith in the loyalty of her grandson and the fact that he will always be a member of the Royal Family and, she will hope, won't want to damage the monarchy."

    He added: "This isn't going to be an unscripted interview. It's going to be carefully thought out and choreographed. But looking at the history of royal interviews, you just wonder if this will trip them."

  • Katie Davis

    NEARLY HALF OF BRITS THINK INTERVIEW IS 'INAPPROPRIATE'

    Nearly half of Brits think Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's explosive Oprah Winfrey interview is "inappropriate".

    The interview, titled Oprah with Meghan and Harry, will air on CBS on March 7 – but Brits have been unimpressed with news of the show.

    According to a YouGov survey, 46% of surveyed Brits said it was inappropriate for the couple to give the interview to discuss their experiences with the Royal Family.

    Another 29% said it was appropriate, with those aged 18 to 24 most likely to say it was OK.

    Meanwhile, 25% of those surveyed said they "don't know".

  • Katie Davis

    HOW DOES OPRAH KNOW MEGHAN AND HARRY?

    Oprah attended the royal wedding of Meghan and Prince Harry at Windsor Castle in May 2018.

    The couple are also neighbours with Oprah in Montecito, California where there new home is situated.

    Oprah boasted about receiving a Christmas gift "basket of deliciousness" from her neighbour 'M', and wrote alongside it "(Yes that M)"

    Oprah is creating a mental health docuseries with Prince Harry for AppleTV+, set to premiere this spring.

    Harry said the production will show "human spirit fighting back from the darkest places," in a 2019 interview with podcast host and journalist Bryony Gordon.

  • Katie Davis

    OPRAH 'PURSUED' COUPLE SINCE ATTENDING THEIR WEDDING

    Oprah Winfrey is finally set to interview Meghan and Prince Harry after she was rumoured to be pursuing them since attending their wedding.

    The chatshow queen had only met Meghan once before the big day at Windsor Castle in May 2018.

    The couple now have a mansion round the corner from the TV megastar, who is estimated to be worth almost £2billion.

    Oprah, 67 is a close pal of Meghan’s mum Doria and they have done yoga together.

    Last year Oprah denied giving the couple advice or arranging an interview.

  • Katie Davis

    TELL-ALL INTERVIEW HAS BEEN 'IN WORKS FOR THREE YEARS'

    Meghan Markle's explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey has reportedly been in the works for three years as they played "a long game".

    The Duchess’s decision to open up publicly came after a 'three-year courtship by the chatshow host,' The Times reports.

    Oprah, 67, came into Meghan’s life in early 2018, having reportedly got in touch through the US TV network, CBS.

    Oprah said she was happy to offer the Duchess friendship and guidance.

    The Times writes: "Winfrey played a long game. For some time neither spoke about doing an interview."

  • Katie Davis

     HARRY 'UPSET' AS HE'S SET TO LOSE HONORARY MILITARY TITLES

    Prince Harry is set to lose his honorary military titles and patronages amid concerns that TV bosses could use them to promote his Netflix documentaries and US talk shows.

    This week he was said to be “upset” at the move after vowing to fight for them earlier this month.

    Harry and Meghan have been told Oprah can “ask anything she wants” during the “intimate” 90-minute chat scheduled for March 7.

    The Queen is said to have every faith Harry and Meghan will honour royal protocol during the TV interview, the Daily Mail reports.

    A former pal of the Duke said: “There is no secret that Americans love a Brit in army uniform. Harry is far more marketable pictured with his Army uniform at events in the UK than as a bloke in a shirt and chinos.”

  • Abe Hawken

    NAME GAME

    The names Alfie and Alexandra are the favourites with one bookmaker to be picked by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for their baby.

    Harry and Meghan already have a young son called Archie, and the announcement they are expecting their second child has prompted royal fans to pick other names starting with the letter A.

    Ladbrokes has Alfie and Alexandra as frontrunners, both with odds of 4-1, and the betting on the baby’s sex has seen both a boy and girl priced at 10-11.

  • Abe Hawken

    SNAPPER PAL

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they are expecting a second child with an image shot by their long-time friend and photographer Misan Harriman.

    The black and white image shows the couple sat under a tree in Los Angeles, with Harry resting his hand on Meghan’s head as she lay in his lap cradling her bump.

    The news comes after the duchess suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage in the summer of 2020.

  • Abe Hawken

    'SUPERCHARGE'

    Public relations and crisis consultant Mark Borkowski described the interview as a “significant moment”, saying it would “supercharge” the couple’s brand.

    But a snap poll from YouGov found almost half of those questioned thought the interview was inappropriate (46%), while almost a third (29%) thought it was the right thing to do.

    Much has been written about their decision to step down as senior royals for personal and financial freedom early last year – dubbed Megxit.

  • Becky Pemberton

    THOMAS HAS NEVER MET HARRY OR ARCHIE

    Thomas — who has said he fears he is close to death — spoke from his home in Rosarito, Mexico, for the first time since the couple broke their happy news on Sunday.

    Despite living 250 miles from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s £11million mansion in Montecito, California, he has never met 21-month-old Archie or Harry, 36.

    Meghan has not spoken to Thomas since before her marriage to the Prince in May 2018.

  • Becky Pemberton

    THOMAS MARKLE SAYS HE 'HOPES TO SEE HIS GRANDKIDS ONE DAY'

    Thomas today said he hoped to see his grandkids one day after his explosive falling out with pregnant daughter Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex this week announced they were expecting their second child together with son Archie to become a big brother.

    And after the exciting news was shared, Meghan's estranged dad Thomas Markle revealed his hopes for the new baby.

    Speaking to CBS TV’s Inside Edition, the 71-year-old said: "I wish Meghan and Harry a successful, healthy birth and I hope some day I get to see my grandchildren.

    “They’re all royal grandchildren.”

     

  • Becky Pemberton

    HARRY'S 'DIRTY' FEET SPARK DEBATE AFTER MEGHAN PREGNANCY POST

    Royal watchers were quick to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they announced their pregnancy.

    But congratulations was not the only message fans had for the couple with a few mean-spirited people urging the prince to “buy some shoes” after he posed bare footed.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a black and white picture of themselves under a tree, with Harry opting to go shoeless prompting fans to complain about his ‘dirty’ feet.

    However, it is thought that it is the 'shading' of the photo that is making the prince's feet appear mucky.

    Taking to Twitter, one wrote: “Congratulations Harry and Meghan.. but serious is there any need for Harry’s bare feet.”

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN AND HARRY HAVE NO WAY BACK TO 'ROYAL DUTIES' AFTER OPRAH INTERVIEW

    Harry and Meghan Markle now have "no way back to official royal duties", royal sources claim.

    It comes after the pair agreed to an explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    It is unknown whether the couple would have to forfeit their link with the Commonwealth, but sources suggest they would be forced to give this too, according to the Mail.

    One source described the interview to the outlet as "one of the most inevitable and, sadly, predictable consequences" of Megxit.

  • Becky Pemberton

    PIERS SLAMS COUPLE'S PREGNANCY PICTURE

    Piers Morgan blasted the couple as "shameless, brazen hypocrites" for their pregnancy announcement photo.

    The Good Morning Britain firebrand said the couple "crave attention and publicity" after quitting royal duties.

    He said the announcement of the Oprah special was "beyond parody".

  • Becky Pemberton

    HARRY IS 'UPSET' QUEEN AGREES COUPLE SHOULD LOSE ROYAL PATRONAGE AND MILITARY ROLES

    The Duke of Sussex is said to be “upset” after the Queen agreed he should be stripped of his royal patronages and honorary military roles.

    An announcement is expected in the coming weeks confirming Prince Harry will be removed from a number of official positions, including his role as captain general of the Royal Marines, reports say.

    Both Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, will have to give up all the positions they kept when they stepped down as working members of the royal family, which are a gift from the Queen.

    Included in the roles they will have to relinquish are the Duchess’s role as patron of the National Theatre and Harry’s two rugby patronages, The Times reports.

    He is patron of the Rugby Football Union and the Rugby Football League.

  • Becky Pemberton

    NEARLY HALF OF BRITS THINK OPRAH INTERVIEW IS INAPPROPRIATE

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will appear in a bombshell 90-minute special with the chat show queen – expected to reveal details about their new life.

    It's just the latest high profile move for the Sussexes after they quit the Royal Family – signing a massive deal with Netflix and Spotify – while the couple this week announced they were expecting their second child together.

    The interview, titled Oprah with Meghan and Harry, will air on CBS on March 7 – but Brits have been unimpressed with news of the show.

    According to a YouGov survey, 46% of surveyed Brits said it was inappropriate for the couple to give the interview to discuss their experiences with the Royal Family.

    Those in the 50 to 65 age bracket and 65+ bracket were most likely to say they believed the interview was inappropriate.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN IS AN ACTRESS WHO HAS TURNED HER LIFE INTO A HOLLYWOOD FILM, CLAIMS PHOTOGRAPHER

    Sun photographer Arthur Edwards wrote in a new column: "Meghan Markle is an actress and everything she does seems to me to be an act.

    "And now she is choreographing her life with Prince Harry like a movie director.

    "Their latest photo, stage-managed by Meghan to announce she is expecting in summer, is just like the moment Hugh Grant and a pregnant Julia Roberts sit in the sunshine at the end of Notting Hill.

    "And now Meghan has announced she is to appear on Oprah Winfrey — working with the Queen of Chat Shows, rather than the Queen of England as it’s more glamorous."

  • Becky Pemberton

    LOOSE WOMEN'S JANET STREET-PORTER TEARS INTO MEGHAN AND HARRY OVER OPRAH INTERVIEW

    In the announcement that has divided the country, it appears the Loose Women stars are also split over Harry and Meghan's upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    Host Charlene White asked if given the opportunity, would they interview Meghan and Harry.

    "Well it’s not the kind of interview that I do because I don’t normally do interviews from the bended knee position," Janet Street-Porter pithily replied to the audible gaps of shock from her fellow panellists.

    Janet went on to say she could not understand why they would do a tell-all interview when all the couple has asked for is privacy.

    Denise Welch then admitted, she has “never been so passionately in support of two people that I have never met before”.

  • Becky Pemberton

    MEGHAN HAD MET OPRAH JUST ONCE BEFORE INVITING HER TO THE ROYAL WEDDING

    The high-profile women had first made contact after Meghan’s friend CBS anchor Gayle King made the introduction. 

    Meghan and Oprah spoke on the phone, before meeting up in March 2018 at Kensington Palace, when Oprah was in London, according to The Times.

    Oprah was invited to the May 2018 wedding shortly after, alongside stars such as David and Victoria Beckham and George and Amal Clooney.

    The chat show host said of the swanky nuptials in her magazine: “It gave us hope, that wedding’ after declaring ‘All mature beings recognised it as the beginning it was’.”

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